Common name: Small-leaved Lilly Pilly, Riberry
Syzygium luehmannii (F.Muell.) L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Medium-sized to large buttressed tree, with smooth to slightly flaky bark; new growth pink.
Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 2.5–7.5 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, apex long-acuminate, base mostly rounded, glabrous and glossy, lower surface paler; lateral veins faint, intramarginal vein distinct; oil glands numerous, distinct; petiole 2–6 mm long.
Inflorescences compact, cymose, paniculate, terminal and in the upper axils; pedicels very short. Flowers mostly 5-merous. Petals 1.5–2.5 mm long, free and spreading. Stamens 3–6 mm long.
Fruit obovoid or pyriform, 9–12 mm long, 6–10 mm diam., pink to red; seed solitary, embryo solitary with smooth cotyledons.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in littoral and subtropical rainforest, north from Kempsey.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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